" I recently heard of a few couples in my age group throwing in the towel on their marriage.
None of these couples broke up due to abuse, infidelity, or anything that would automatically spell divorce, but rather it was a general malaise in the marriage.
Her guise was intended to put them at ease, to show them she worked in the same industry; she was one of them.
She became close to the eldest, referred to as Nicole although that is not her real name.
Yet there was an implied promise to live happily ever after when you fell in love, got involved and committed, and that has turned out to be the most elusive concept of all to grasp.
Most of us don't even know HOW to be happy or feel happy anyway.
These are people who are long past the first blush of deep, mad love -- and this is not just marriage, but any committed relationship.
A live webcam feed on the computer screen showed the faces of three white men glaring out.
, a slang term for a Filipina sex worker living in Japan, she had persuaded a resident to introduce her to the children, who played daily in the gravel streets.
When Philippine police smashed into the one-bedroom house, they found three girls aged 11, seven and three lying naked on a bed.
At the other end of the room stood the mother of two of the children – the third was her niece – and her eldest daughter, aged 13, who was typing on a keyboard.